Koh Tao Weather March Averages, Thailand
What's the weather like in Koh Tao in March?
The island of Koh Tao, also known as "Turtle Island", is located in the Gulf of Thailand, about 40 kilometres from the mainland. Neighbouring the popular islands of Koh Phangnan and Koh Samui, it is one of the smallest Thai islands but has seen a tourism boom in recent years thanks to its stunning beaches, world-famous diving scene and, of course, its tropical weather.
Koh Tao has a typically sub-tropical climate like the rest of Thailand, with seasons dictated by monsoon winds that bring wet weather across the year. However, as a result of its location, the weather is a little milder in Koh Tao than other regions.
March marks the arrival of the South West monsoon winds and the hot season. While temperatures don't peak until May, there is a rise in temperature during the month. The average temperature at this time of year is around 27°C, with highs that reach a sizzling 30°C at times. Night times are a little cooler, with lows of 24°C.
Rainfall also increases slightly in March, but it is still the second driest month of the year in Koh Tao. The average amount of precipitation is around 54mm, with an average of just 4 rainfall days. This makes March an ideal month for trying out the different outdoor activities offered on the island, or just relaxing on the beach.
It's also a great time of the year to take part in some diving while on the island, as the sea is beautifully warm at this time of year. The average sea temperature rises to a balmy 29°C.
Those wanting to escaping the dull weather of the UK will find Koh Tao an ideal destination because of its abundance of sunshine. The island sees an increase in sunshine in March, with an average of 8 hours of sunshine every day.
Overall, March is one of the best times to visit Koh Tao in terms of weather, with high temperatures, lots of sunshine and low rainfall. For more up to date weather information, check our weather forecast.
Hotels in Koh Tao in March
Holiday makers visiting Koh Tao in March will find a huge choice of accommodation to suit every budget. The most popular places to stay are generally the most developed areas such as Sairee, Chalok Baan Ko and Mae Haad.
Simple Life Resort
Simple Life Resort is located just 100 metres from Sairee Beach and offers a relaxing stay on the island. Rooms are air-conditioned and furnished in a traditional Thai style with their own private balcony overlooking either the outdoor pool or the lush mountains. The hotel's restaurant and bar serve both Thai and international cuisine. After a hot day at Sairee Beach, a traditional Thai massage in the massage room will help holiday makers to unwind.
Sensi Paradise Resort
Another popular choice with travellers is the Sensi Paradise Resort, which blends perfectly with its lush natural surroundings. Accommodation includes traditional Thai-style bungalows that are built with local eco-friendly materials and feature private bathrooms and a fan or air-conditioning. This hotel is conveniently located overlooking Mae Haad beach and is within easy reach of nearby shops and restaurants.
Haadtien Beach Resort
Those looking for a luxurious accommodation experience will find it at Haadtien Beach Resort. This four-star boutique hotel is located on a private beach in Thian-Org Bay and provides a sanctuary of natural beauty and tranquillity. Surrounded by palm trees, the hotel features spacious and comfortable villas as well as an outdoor pool, a bar and grill restaurant and a Thai spa.
Beaches in Koh Tao in March
The tropical weather and beautiful beaches are among the top reasons tourists flock to Koh Tao. Located on the west side of the island, Sairee Beach is the biggest and most popular beach on Koh Tao and features soft white sand and clear blue waters. Holiday makers can simply relax and soak up the sunshine or enjoy some of the activities on offer here, including beach volleyball, diving and kayaking.
Sairee Beach is a lively spot by day but it comes to life at night too. The whole length of the beach is dotted with resorts, restaurants and bars where tourists can enjoy a cocktail while watching the sun set over the ocean.
Bars and Restaurants
Koh Tao has a wildly varied food scene thanks to its expat population. Holiday makers will be able to find food to suit every taste and budget at the island's many restaurants, bars and cafés.
The Gallery Restaurant
Of course, when you're visiting Thailand you should sample the local Thai cuisine and you'll find some of the best at The Gallery Restaurant. Located in Sairee, this is one of the most highly-rated eateries in Koh Tao, offering a fine dining experience that caters to all the senses. The gourmet Thai restaurant serves a menu of delicious hand-crafted dishes with unique flavours, such as the signature Hor Mok Maprao On, a chicken and fish curry served in a coconut. The restaurant also features an art gallery which guests can enjoy a wander around after dinner.
Chocolat Koh Tao
For a more casual dining experience, don't miss Chocolat Koh Tao, located in Mae Haad. This stylish boutique café serves a range of sandwiches, salads and European-style dishes, but it's the desserts that the restaurant is really renowned for. Choices include a range of delicious French-inspired desserts and ice-creams.
Maya Beach Club and Bar
While Koh Tao doesn't have a reputation as a party island like nearby Koh Samui or Koh Phangan, it does offer tourists a fun and vibrant nightlife. Sairee beach is home to an array of great beachfront bars such as Maya Beach Club and Bar where holiday makers can enjoy a cocktail or two. This stylish bar hosts DJs every night and holds regular events.
Learn to Dive on Koh Tao from complete beginner through to Dive Instructor with a group of diving enthusiasts in a family like setting. With their classroom based right on the beach and centrally located in Sairee Beach, the most popular beach on the island, they send diving boats out up to 6 times daily for all different levels of divers and visit a huge range of dive sites, including some of the more rarely visited one, such as Samran Pinnacle and Sail Rock.